State Secretary Gunnar Oom

Gunnar Oom is State Secretary to Minister for Trade Ewa Björling

Gunnar Oom


Gunnar Oom was born in Stockholm on July 9 1951. He lives in Stockholm and has three children.


University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1972-1973
Second degree (The equivalent of one-year full studies of Russian language)

Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, 1973-1975

University of Lund, Sweden, 1979-1981
Bachelor of Business Administration (comparable)

Positions held

Nov 2010 -
State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

2003 - Nov 2010
Mayor and Chairman of the Municipality Board of Danderyd

Aug 1999 - Nov 2001
Business Developer and Chief Investment Manager, NCC BOT, Stockholm

1993 - Aug 1999
Director Project Finance, Vattenfall AB, Stockholm

Financial Manager, Vattenfall Engineering AB, Stockholm
Managing Director, Idhammar System, Stockholm

Managing Director, SveaBanken, Stockholm

Accounting and Financial Manager, SveaBanken, Stockholm

Accounting Manager, Idhammar Konsult AB, Södertälje

Purchasing Assistant, Swedish Farmers Association

Other appointments

Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors, Vattenfall Treasury AB (1990-1993, 1995-1999)

Member of the Board of Directors, Vattenfall Development AB (1990-1993).

Member of the Board of Directors, SveaBanken/Carnegie Treasury Fund (1986-1989)

Member of the Financial Group for the EU funded Baltic Ring survey (1995-1997)

Member of the Board of Directors for Tosli Investment B.V., Vattenfall's and NRG Energy Inc's mutually owned holding company for the group's investments in Latin America.

Deputy Chairman of Scandinavian Center for Maintenance Management (1991-1993)

President of Lunds Studentkår (Student Union of Lund) (1978)

Member of Produktionsstyrelsen i Danderyd since 1995 (The local community board responsible for all school and elder care services).

Chairman of Stockholmsregionens Försäkringsaktiebolag since 2007 (captive insurance company)

First deputy Chairman of Storstockholms brandförsvar since 2007 (firebrigade)

Engaged as a speaker in a number of occasions
(World Bank, IIR, SIDA and other seminars)


English - fluent
German - working knowledge
Russian- knowledge